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Heffernan Foundation Announces Grant-a-Wish Recipients to Loving and McManus Families

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, announces the Loving and McManus families as its inaugural Grant-a-Wish recipients. Wishes were granted to two Bay Area families with children ages 4-18, and the Foundation's goal is to expand the program in the future.

Loving Family – Jeff and his wife, Brenda, brought four orphaned kids home from Ethiopia. Shortly after the last two were adopted, Brenda was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She passed away leaving Jeff, a respected coach and teacher, to raise four kids between the ages of 3-5.  We will set up a baseball day at AT&T Park for Jeff and the kids to enjoy and create new memories.

McManus Family – Two creative, curious and smart children lost their father suddenly last summer and their wish is to attend camp this year. Heffernan's Grant-a-Wish program will sponsor their attendance at the camp of their choice.

"I am thankful to work for a company that believes in helping others," said Michelle Lonaker, Heffernan's Philanthropy and Foundation Director. "These families have been through a tremendous amount of pain and sadness over the last year and our hope is that this will bring a little light and a cheerful memory into their lives."

Steve Parkhurst, Producer, added, "With Heffernan's Grant-a-Wish program, we are able to further extend the positive impact that we have on the community. I am thrilled that Jeff Loving and his family have been chosen to be one of our first recipients."

For additional information about the Heffernan Foundation or to make a donation, visit http://www.heffernanfoundation.com. A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHq_VTrTeus.

About Heffernan Foundation

Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment. 

Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and with offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011. 

For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787.

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